Green Kyllinga (Preennial Kyllinga)
Scientific Name -
Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb,) Hassk.
[Kyllinga brevifolius Rottb.]
Family - Cyperaceae
Mat-forming perennial to 6 inches (15 cm ) tall from reddish purple rhizomes. Leaves and stems, dark green. Seedhead simple, nearly round or oblong, with usually three short leaves just below. Reproduces by seed and rhizomes. Found in low areas or where moisture is in excess. Of sporadic occurrences from Delaware and Rhode Island south through the Carolinas. Common from Georgia into south Florida, west to Texas and California. Also occurs in Hawaii, Mexico, Asia, Indonesia, Australia and Europe.